College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Applied Human Sciences

Graduate Assistantships/Scholarships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available, depending on allocation from the Graduate College. Forms are available in the Departmental office and in posters outside the Departmental office and the Counseling Resource room. Typically second year students are given priority because completion COUN 5105 Counseling Skills is essential in order to work as a lab assistant.

Graduate Assistantship Description and Tasks


Application deadline is February 1.

Robert L. Frank Scholarship

Awards will be $500 for the academic year.

Applications may be obtained in the Departmental office or in the Counseling Resource room.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Completion of at least twelve (12) hours of coursework in the counseling program
  • Financial need
  • Academic performance in previous graduate work (minimum 3.25 GPA)

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • A completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation (from professionals excluding UNI counseling faculty) which address the applicant's counseling performance and/or potential, as well as her/his leadership qualifications
  • A brief statement of how graduate study will contribute to your professional goals
  • A statement documenting the degree of need for financial assistance (including financial aid already secured)

Please submit materials to:

Robert L. Frank Scholarship
Coordinator of Counseling
Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
University of Northern Iowa
Schindler Education Center 508
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0604
(319) 273-2605

Norene A. Smith School Counseling Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship applicants must:

  • Must be a school counseling major
  • Submit a well written essay on how you have made a difference in children's lives (two pages single spaced)
  • Include two letters of support (not from departmental faculty) that verify how you have made a difference in children's lives
  • Submit a copy of your transcript verifying that you have completed at least one semester in the program and in your letter state that you have passed 2nd level screening

The deadline for both scholarships is March 15.